Explanation of Position on a Resolution on the Sustainable Development of the Caribbean Sea for Present and Future Generations

Jesse Walter
Advisor for Economic and Social Affairs
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York, New York
November 24, 2020


The United States refers delegations to our general statement, delivered on November 18, with respect to references to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Agreement, climate change, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the Sendai Declaration.

The United States further notes that recognition of the summit of the Association of Caribbean States in OP8 does not imply any endorsement of the outcomes of that meeting. The United States specifically rejects point 23 of that meeting’s declaration.

Thank you.